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FPB 64#6 GREY WOLF’s long voyage home – Auckland to UK

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 24-03-2014

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The 64ft, British flagged GREY WOLF left her build yard Circa Marine in Auckland on 23 March bound east across the Pacific towards Panama and Lymington, where she plans to arrive in early summer. Her new owner Peter Watson is skippering a 6-man crew which includes apprentices from the Berthon Boat Company, the European agents for the FPB.

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Steve Dashew Designed – FPB64 – GREYWOLF

What on earth is an FPB? 

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Fail Boat Friday – America’s Cup Man Overboard Edition

Filed Under (SailingFail, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 13-09-2013

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Friday Fail Boat – America’s Cup Man Overboard Special

Here is a collection of funny sailing fails from the 34th America’s Cup involving sailors going overboard – seems fitting since Oracle are getting dicked by ETNZ.

Its been a little while since I posted, I promise I will start doing these each week.

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America’s Cup Press Conference from Race 5

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 11-09-2013

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Jimmy Spithill getting a grilling at the latest America’s Cup press conference after Race 5.

Lots of questions about what Oracle will be doing in the future, is John Kostecki going to be onboard….

I think Jimmy did very well, but I think there will be a few changes come Thursdays races.

Fail Boat Friday – Sausage Waving

Filed Under (Sailing, SailingFail, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 28-06-2013

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Its FRIIIIIIIIDDDAAAYYYY!!!

So to start off with here is a very nice shot of Alegre, thanks for the from the Bowman onboard – Matt Cornwell, fresh out of the box Mini Maxi racing in the Giraglia Inshore Race. Some great work by British Sailing Team Mark Andrews on spotting the guys at the back of the boat, either waving a sausage at the camera man or getting rid of some excess fluid(peeing off the back of the boat).

Pissing or waving a sausage??

Waving a sausage off the back of a boat

 

Here is some great footage of the Oracle AC team two boat testing out in San Fran, I did read somewhere they had some headstay issue with the new boat, hope they get it all sorted.

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Torbjörn Takes The Helm of Artemis Racing AC45

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 21-06-2013

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Artemis Racing’s owner, Torbjörn Törnqvist, this week visited San Francisco, where he spent time with the team—working out, participating in dive training, and sailing on the AC45 (even notching a new speed record). It was Torbjörn’s second visit in the last month.

Friday Fail Boat – Awesome Edition

Filed Under (SailingFail, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 14-06-2013

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So thought we would have a break from all the fail videos this week and move onto some awesomeness.

First up we have some awesome footage for a Mini650 hauling ass in some breeze, you can tell the bottom is very clean on this one….

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The View from the Top – Oracle USA Crane Driver

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 10-06-2013

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Nice to see some of the guys in the background finally getting some exposure. Great video here showing what Ron Esparza does for Oracle Team USA, he is the crane driver that gets to play with the wing

The first part of the video is footage of the boat flying around the bay in San Fran, looking really good

Friday Fail Boat – Nice Dive Jimmy

Filed Under (SailingFail, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 07-06-2013

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We are back with some Friday Fail Boat videos for you to ease you into the weekend.

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Up first a great video from this week of BMW Oracle Jimmy Spithill taking a nice dive. Think you need to work on your legs and entry position there Jimmy.

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Andrew Bart Simpson – 1976-2013 #sailonbart

Filed Under (Sailing) by Chriswah on 31-05-2013

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A Tribute from the America’s Cup.

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson – 2012 British Sailing Team – Star.

RYA Olympic Manger Stephen Park pays Tribute to Andrew.

The Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson Memorial Service FB page – lots of great photo here.

Mr Awesome showing his boat skills in Amsterdam

Filed Under (Sailing) by Chriswah on 24-05-2013

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Looks like Mr Awesome has been applying his skills to boat driving in Amsterdam.

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